BRENDAN RODGERS has been named as the new Leicester City manager.
The 46-year-old left Celtic to sign a £6 million deal with the Foxes after Claude Puel was sacked on Sunday.
Leicester City Twitter Leicester confirmed the arrival of Brendan Rodgers on Twitter
SunSport exclusively revealed that Rodgers was set to take charge after he was spotted having a guided tour of the King Power Stadium.
The former Liverpool manager has now signed a deal with the 2016 Premier League champions until June 2022.
He will be in attendance for tonight’s clash against Brighton, but will take charge of his first game against Watford on Sunday.
Leicester confirmed his appointment by posting a photograph of Rodgers with the caption: “#WelcomeBrendan.”
Speaking on the club website, Rodgers said: “I’m very privileged and honoured to be here as Leicester City manager and I’ll give my life to make the supporters proud of the club.
“Together, we’ll be stronger and I’m looking forward working with the players, staff and supporters to make the right steps forward.”
Leicester Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha added: “I’m absolutely delighted to bring a manager of Brendan’s calibre to Leicester City.
“I look forward to seeing what he, our talented, young, squad and our dedicated, skilled team of staff can achieve together.”
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